Certification - Initial CTE (valid for four years; renewable for three years)
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Teachers Administrators ESA CTE

Career Tech Educator Certification

Initial CTE (valid for four years; renewable for three years)

Requirements

The first regular CTE certificate issued to CTE teachers in Washington is the Initial CTE Teacher Certificate. An applicant must document the following:

Preparation and Experience (College/University Route)

  • Have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college/university,
  • Have completed a state-approved college/university teacher preparation program in one of four specific broad endorsement areas: Agriculture Education, Business and Marketing Education, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Technology Education.
  • Demonstrate competence in one or more of the above five broad endorsement areas,
  • Document one year (2,000 hours) of paid occupational experience in the specific broad CTE subject area for which certification is sought. If any of the 2,000 hours is more than 6 years old, 300 hours of the experience must be within the past 2 years.
    Verification can be letters from past employers (indicating how long you worked for them); pay stubs; w2's; and paid teaching experience verified by the district.
  • Must also apply for the Residency Teacher certificate or apply to add the endorsement to your teacher certificate and take and pass the basic skills test and the content knowledge test and obtain the Residency Teacher certificate or the endorsement before the Initial CTE certificate can be issued.

    OR...

Preparation and Experience (Business & Industry Route)

  • Have completed a Washington Professional Standards Board- approved program for the business and industry route, and
  • Document 3 years (6,000 hours) of paid occupational experience in the specific CTE subcategory/specialty area for which certification is sought. One year (2,000 hours) must be within the past 6 years. If any of the 2,000 hours is more than 6 years old, 300 hours of the experience must be within the past 2 years. Verification can be letters from past employers (indicating how long you worked for them); pay stubs; w2's; and paid teaching experience verified by the district.

You may use your CTE National Board certificate to advance to the Continuing CTE certificate. More information on the application.

With a CTE National Board certifate you cannot add any endorsement.

Questions?

More information on the CTE Director internship, please contact:
RLEnterprises
Robert Eckert & Sue Schlegel
rlebss@charter.net



  Application

Please note: The forms 4075E, 4075G, 4075H, 4075F, 4075S, 4075P must be submitted with your application or mailed with your official transcripts.


Download Certification Forms

 

 

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